Use What You've Got, and Other Business Lessons I Learned from My Mom by Barbara Corcoran

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In Use What You’ve Got, Barbara shares her hilarious stories about growing up, getting into trouble, failing miserably, and then starting over again. In each chapter, she comes back to one of her mom’s unconventional lessons, and how it applies in the real world of business. Whatever your calling, the homespun lessons that work for Barbara will help you use what you’ve got to create success in your life. Whether you’re just starting out, fighting your way up the career ladder, or reentering the workforce, Use What You’ve Got is an owner’s manual to your most valuable asset.

Use What You’ve Got was released in 2003 by Penguin Putnam in hardcover and will be released in January 2004 in paperback.

 

About Barbara Corcoran

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Barbara Corcoran is a self-made business baroness. Founder of the Corcoran Group, New York's premier real estate company, Corcoran is one of the most powerful brokers in the nation.
 
Published February 10, 2003 by Portfolio Hardcover. 261 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Help, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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The business she's in is almost beside the point: Corcoran could be selling plumbing supplies, and the story would still fly.

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No shrinking violet, though mercifully free of bluster, she has some dishy stories about her days in the market, especially regarding Donald Trump, “the King of the Least for the Most.” But readers will likely be more enamored of those flashbacks to her youth and the ways in which the Corcoran fa...

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It's hard not to share in Corcoran's delight as the New York City real estate giant tells her uplifting—and particularly American—success story.

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I rarely read business books, finding them dry and didactic.

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